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Eve Ensler Embodied

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Eve Ensler, activist, author of The Vagina Monologues and now, In the Body of the World: A Memoir, shares the story of how working with rape victims in the Congo and her own battle with cancer helped her reconnect with her body.


Excerpt: Chapter 1 of Eve Ensler's In The Body of the World

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Comments [9]

WOW -- amazing person, amazing story -- and the segment showcases this show at what it does best.

May. 01 2013 09:37 PM
adrienne from UWS

You can't learn everything from what your parent's teach you, sometimes it's what life teaches you.

Brian: you don't want to be "biased" to third world countries, well then when will you stand up for what is gravely wrong and evil about them without equivocating all the time? This is not about bias, this is the worst tragedy since WWII. No matter what the west is doing there, it does not merit the kind of horror that is going on, stop trying to justify it through what IS wrong about the west.

Anyone who defend this kind of thing due to "Western interference" has a real contempt for Africans not compassion.
By the way, read Paul Berman's "The Flight of the Intellectuals"

May. 01 2013 12:13 PM
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David

Sounds like some of us are already in the bowl.

May. 01 2013 12:02 PM

You Go Girl!

"What is Rape?" Rape in America involves coercion or force because sex is STILL closeted shameful twisted behavior for many and we men have not shed patriarchy. Maybe in a 100 years. Even modern porn is so shamefully abusive towards women it's frightening: listen to what the guys say. Still so after all of these years.

Brian! This piece was WAY TOO SHORT! How about the Brian Lehrer show bringing such discussions to the forefront of public radio! Both internationally and domestically. It's time!

May. 01 2013 12:02 PM
David from Fredericksburg, VA

Now we're talking about having "the rape talk" again. What utter crap. I never had "the rape talk" or the "don't throw a brick through windows talk" or "don't shoot other people talk" or ....

It's called MORALITY - when everything is relative & there is no absolute right & wrong we end up with having to give a list to children. Our society is circling the bowl.

May. 01 2013 11:58 AM
michael from BKNY

Why is this always "the int'l community"'s problem and responsibility?? What about Africans taking responsibility FOR THEMSELVES???

May. 01 2013 11:53 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Our bodies connect us not only with the earth but with the universe, since the elements in our bodies originally came from stars.

May. 01 2013 11:53 AM
Beth from Brooklyn, NY

Ms Ensler is an excellent speaker & a great advocate. However, I wish she would use "I" language when talking about sexual assault, rather than implying that all people experience sexual assault in the same way with "you" and
"we" language.

May. 01 2013 11:46 AM
anonyme

Thank you, Eve, for all you have done.

May. 01 2013 10:47 AM

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